New English teachers recruitment drive launched for Abu Dhabi schools

15/02/2011 - Dubai Lifestyle News
New English teachers recruitment drive launched for Abu Dhabi schools

Ongoing efforts to entice native English-speaking teachers to Abu Dhabi could serve to boost the emirate's property sector.

Under the plans laid out by the Abu Dhabi Emirate's Education Reform initiative, the national curriculum at some 300 state schools is to be changed from Arabic-only to incorporate both Arabic and English.

As such, the emirate's authorities have now teamed up with the specialist recruitment firm Teachanywhere, to launch a new recruitment drive, which it is hoped will see the number of Western-trained teaching professionals working in Abu Dhabi rise from 700 to more than 1,700 over the next 12 months, the Recruiter news website has reported.

In addition to the weather, it is hoped that prospective candidates will be attracted by the high tax-free salaries on offer, with some schools even offering the use of rent-free Abu Dhabi property and flights to and from the emirate.

This comes in the same week that the British consol general in Dubai, Mandy Smith, again advised expats working there to show respect for local rules and customs.

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